There are many ways to show your support for the University of Miami Libraries. Your gift will help ensure that the UM Libraries will continue to be an invaluable educational asset for our faculty, students, and scholars, and a vital resource for our community.

Donations of Books and Related Materials

Many of the Libraries’ books and research collections have been generously donated by friends like you. If you have items you would like to offer to the Libraries, please contact 305-284-4049 or efish@miami.edu. The Libraries’ curators will consider the format and condition of the material and its research value when determining whether to accept a donation. Materials added to the Libraries are stored in environmentally-monitored facilities and are made available to the public for research.  For additional information, please refer to the University of Miami Libraries’ Gifts & Donations Policy.

Giving by Credit Card

The easiest and most convenient way to make a contribution is by credit card. The Libraries’ online giving form is fast, safe, and secure. In the “Designation” field, please be sure to select the desired designation. The University accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

Giving by Check

Please make your check payable to the University of Miami Libraries and mail it, along with a short letter stating the purpose of your gift, to the following address:

University of Miami Libraries
Office of the Dean and University Librarian
P.O. Box 248214
Coral Gables, Florida  33124-0320

Matching Gifts

Many companies provide matching gifts for their employees as part of their employee benefit packages. If you plan to make a gift, check with your employer to know if your gift may be doubled through a matching gift program.

Leave a Legacy: Estate and Gift Planning

There are various ways to include the UM Libraries in your charitable and estate plans while considering your personal circumstances and protecting your loved ones. These may include bequests, memorial and honorary gifts, and endowed gifts, among other options.  All individuals who include the Libraries in their estate plans become members of the University’s Heritage Society.  For details, please contact the Office of Estate and Gift Planning.

Friends of the Libraries

Supporting Scholarship, Creativity, and Innovative Learning Across the University

The University of Miami Friends of the Libraries, a library support organization, was founded in 1960 by a group of University of Miami faculty, alumni, and community leaders. The Friends play a vital role in supporting programs, securing gifts, and funding projects for the Libraries and are instrumental in ensuring the University of Miami remains one of the foremost research institutions in the world.

Community members interested in books, libraries, and learning are welcome to join the Friends of the Libraries. Members are invited to special events such as lectures, exhibit openings, and behind-the-scene tours.

For additional information about the Friends program, please contact the Otto G. Richter Library at 305-284-4026.

Amigos of the Cuban Heritage Collection

The Cuban Heritage Collection (CHC) enjoys the support of its Amigos, a group of friends interested in perpetuating and safeguarding Cuban cultural heritage. Since 1995, the Amigos organization has played an essential role in supporting programs, securing gifts, and funding CHC projects and acquisitions.

For additional information about the Amigos, please contact the Libraries’ Cuban Heritage Collection at 305-284-4900.